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Posted 30 May 2013 - 05:45 AM Edited by The Hippie, 30 May 2013 - 06:15 AM.

I've come to love songs that are longer than the norm. 8, 9, 10, 12, even 20 minute songs turn out to be some of the greatest jams of all time. So I've dedicated this topic to those long songs we've all come to listen and love over time. I'd like to see what you guys got, definitely feel free to share 'em with the world!

"Before the beginning" by Frusciante and "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic are both very similar yet two of the greatest jams I know. (Which one do you like more?)



The Grateful Dead have been known to have some great jams. This is a live 21min masterpiece.


WAR with this 23min track.


C'mon, it's Neil Young, nuff said. The man's a legend.



I'll leave you with this for now. I've left out some great songs, but this should fill your minds for a good hour. Post what ya got!

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 07:23 AM


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:06 AM

Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.



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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

I'm not really into Kendrick Lamar but I'm glad I checked out that track. Incredibly relaxed and just excellently executed. I love how his vocals suit the beat so well. Cheers for sharing that one, man icon14.gif

I love long songs (being a Pink Floyd fan you kind of have to) no matter what genre. I think there's something about them that just let's the artist be completely free without the "traditional" restraints of compressing things into 4-5 minutes.

Anyway, an obvious choice for me would have to be Pink Floyd's Echoes. This live version is 25 minutes and every one of them is enjoyable. The bass heavy groove that runs right through the middle is so damn funky and then that solo right at the end just crushes my heart with how gorgeous it sounds.



Another favourite of mine is Kanye West's Runaway. I loved the short film he did but this particular song just blew me away. I've never heard anything like it before. It starts off nice and clean, a sharp beat with that ominous growl in the back, and then just transforms into this raw sound with gritty guitars and a full on beat. Beautiful.



As for Neil Young, you need to add "Like A Hurricane" to that list.


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:25 PM

2112 by Rush
Machine Gun by Jimi Hendrix
Octravarium by Dream Theater
Child in Time by Deep Purple
Echos by Pink Floyd
Dogs by Pink Floyd
Rapper's Delight by Sugerhill Gang
Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull

Thick as a Brick is 43:40, really long song.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:35 PM

Michael Shrieve, best known as the drummer of Santana, jamming here and just lettin' it rip.





Both, magnificient tunes.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 12:54 PM

QUOTE (TheGreatGig23 @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 04:50)
Another favourite of mine is Kanye West's Runaway. I loved the short film he did but this particular song just blew me away. I've never heard anything like it before. It starts off nice and clean, a sharp beat with that ominous growl in the back, and then just transforms into this raw sound with gritty guitars and a full on beat. Beautiful.

[youtube]thEQlaqhHeY[youtube]

Runaway is probably my favorite track off MBDTF. Pretty much the perfect ode to Kanye's nature and a kind of apology for it, at least in the narrative of the album. Love how he puts his voice through the production and it just turns into this raw sound that almost feels like he's just sobbing into the mic. So raw.

All right, so I was trying to figure out my favorite long song and I remembered it.



The whole album is pretty awesome but Cassandra Gemini is just like the perfect sh*t to trip to. Great stuff, the instrumentation is everywhere and Omar's guitar work is impeccable in this one.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 01:51 PM

This thread made me listen to:

Godspeed - We drift like worried fire
BTBAM - White Walls
Iron Maiden - Rime of the anciennt mariner
TMV - Cicatriz ESP


Thanks thread.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

My first ever album was Bat Out Of Hell 2 by Meat Loaf and I've since grew to be a prog-rock fan so the average length of song in my library tends to be 8 minutes or more. Some of my favourite epics are, and I'll try to limit this to one per band, otherwise you'd just see a huge list of Dream Theater here.

Genesis - Suppers Ready
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Yes - Close To The Edge
Rush - 2112
Transatlantic - Stranger In Your Soul
Meat Loaf - Objects In The Rear View Mirror
Symphony X - The Odyssey
Pink Floyd - Shine On You Crazy Diamond (I love Echoes but it does drag on a bit in places)
Stratovarius - Elysium
ELP - Tarkus (About the only ELP song I do like)

Regarding Transatlantic, on the album this is split up into 12 or so tracks but was concieved as one track but The Whirlwind is incredible and is about 77 minutes long.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 03:43 PM

QUOTE (Tyler @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 10:06)
Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.



Mate i remember when there was a YouTube advert advertising this album, and it played the most pathetic most awful, most simplistic ridiculously sh*t song possible. I know it's the same album because that is the exact same picture.

This song though is worlds better even though it's not my style and not even something i would choose to listen to, damn, that album must have some utter sh*t on it.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 06:18 PM

QUOTE (Cosmic Gypsy @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 15:43)
QUOTE (Tyler @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 10:06)
Frusciante actually took a lot of influence from Eddie Hazel in terms of his guitar work. You can hear the Funkadelic in John's solo stuff, and it seeped way into BSSM era RHCP.

I haven't been listening to too many extended tracks lately, but since I've been on GKMC a lot I figure it's worth throwing this into the ring.



Mate i remember when there was a YouTube advert advertising this album, and it played the most pathetic most awful, most simplistic ridiculously sh*t song possible. I know it's the same album because that is the exact same picture.

This song though is worlds better even though it's not my style and not even something i would choose to listen to, damn, that album must have some utter sh*t on it.

Probably the opening to Backseat Freestyle or Swimming Pools. Don't judge an album by a snippet.

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

Free bird is always a classic! The two Pink Flpyd songs are tremendous as well, Echoes and Shine on you crazy diamond. Although, I think I like Shine on you crazy diamond a bit more.

Bob Dylan


Curtis!!


And...Some Dire Straits

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:06 PM


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Posted 30 May 2013 - 11:20 PM



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:21 AM

Wait...No Arlo?



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:22 AM

Really, no Jesus of Suburbia yet?




Stranglehold, Ted Nugent




Strength Of The World, Avenged Sevenfold




A Little Piece of Heaven, Avenged Sevenfold




Also, one of my favorite Avenged Sevenfold songs, Save Me. There is just so much depth and power to this song, it is the perfect closer to the album.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 04:15 AM Edited by The Hippie, 31 May 2013 - 04:23 AM.

Trip - What is this man, you think I'm joking around with the 8+ minutes talk? What the hell is this 7:58 crap!?!! Lol, naww I like Arlo. Comical song.

619 - Yea Jesus of Suburbia is a great song, I was going to post it sooner or later, don't worry. But, I'll let you have the honour of posting it first.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

I do love me some lengthy songs.











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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:55 PM

QUOTE (Groovy @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 19:20)


Everyone can go home now.

Cannot stress this enough.

Also






I listen to "long" songs all the time, if we're talking 8+ minutes.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Still one of the greatest songs of any length I've ever heard.


Also, if I have trouble sleeping, this has knocked me right out many times.

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 01:32 PM

Somebody has already posted Jesus of Suburbia, so I feel obligated to post Homecoming (2004).


And one of my favorite songs, period: Roundabout (1971).


And I believe Goin' Home (1966) is The Rolling Stones' longest song.


And finally, When the Music's Over (1967) by The Doors.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:09 AM

Vektor- Accelerating Universe


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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:49 AM

my favourite long song is


or exeogenesis by muse but that is 3 tracks on the album, regardless

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:18 AM




I was extremely surprised listening to this for the first time at the age of, like, 6, because it was the longest song I had ever listened to by far and it just kept going and going!


It's minimal, therefore somewhat repetitive, but really interesting to listen to.


Not that long, but oh, so powerful, love the explosion at 3:30.

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:23 AM


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:35 AM Edited by headmetalbanger, 03 June 2013 - 07:40 AM.

Devil Doll is pure art.





* Original is around 1 Hour but some minutes are silence and a small part in the last minutes are cut here, basically this is the song.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 06:37 PM Edited by ThePinkFloydSound, 04 June 2013 - 06:41 PM.

Lots of my favourites mentioned already and some notable mentions like Arlo Guthrie (nice, Trip) lots of Pink Floyd of course, Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang and Autobahn by Kraftwerk. Going to see Kraftwerk again next month! biggrin.gif







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Roundabout - YES
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When The Music's Over - The Doors
EDIT: Just noticed someone above posted the same videos. Ah well.




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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:06 AM

QUOTE (ThePinkFloydSound @ Tuesday, Jun 4 2013, 21:37)
Lots of my favourites mentioned already and some notable mentions like Arlo Guthrie (nice, Trip) lots of Pink Floyd of course, Rappers Delight by Sugarhill Gang and Autobahn by Kraftwerk. Going to see Kraftwerk again next month! biggrin.gif


Damn, how I envy you!
Also, I think Boing Boom Tschak/Techno Pop/Musique Non Stop is better. tounge.gif

(can't find the three together in one video, here's the whole album (which is great, too))

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 03:36 PM

A nice eclectic mix here, all awesome in their own way

Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood




Goldie - Mother



Oasis - All Around The World



Requiem - Geinoh Yamashirogumi (Akira Soundtrack)


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:04 AM

QUOTE (The Hippie @ Thursday, May 30 2013, 01:45)
The Grateful Dead have been known to have some great jams. This is a live 21min masterpiece.

*I 'm not allowed to talk about the Grateful Dead*

But...How about the Europe '72 version of China->Rider




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